The Portland, Oregon rose parade was canceled for Saturday because "anti-fascist" groups demanded, then threatened the removal of Multnomah County Republican Party members who had planned to march.
It used to be that the left was for INCLUSION of various groups into parades and so forth but not anymore.
Calling the members of the Oregon county GOP "fascists" and "nazis" the left bemoaned the fact that parade organizers canceled the event and insisted it should go on but without the Republicans. So much diversity and tolerance.
Washington Times: Parade organizers cancelled the 11th annual event Tuesday after receiving an email that offered a choice: Bar the local GOP, or “we will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade into the middle and drag and push those people out.” “You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely,” said the email from email@example.com.There you go. Part of a nationwide trend where anyone who is a Republican or supporter of Trump is labeled as guilty of hate crimes and subject to attack by the "anti-fascist" goon squads currently roaming the country. Political violence has been fully endorsed by the same left wing mobs that feign mock horror if a Republican even walks down the same street!
Oregon Students Empowered said it had “no affiliation to the letter,” adding “we wish that the parade organizers could have removed these nazis from marching in Portland instead of shutting down the parade for everyone who has nothing to do with it.”
The petition posted on Change.org by Diane Gill called for a compromise, asking the Multnomah County Republicans to “proactively exclude those who wish to use the parade to promote hateful, biased, exclusionary messaging against immigrants, the queer community, communities of color and other marginalized groups.”
In return, protest groups like “Rise Up, the Direct Action Alliance and/or any other group” were asked to “refrain from committing and/or threatening to commit violence or damage during the parade.”
Direct Action Alliance accused the Multnomah County Republicans of planing to allow a “neo-Nazi hate group march in their event,” and linked to a Jan. 30 story in Willamette Week about a protest group called Bible Believers. “We will continue to be a voice for non-violent resistance and we will always defend our community,” the alliance said.
More generally, the group has equated supporters of President Trump to Nazis.